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Perle says out with the Saudis
UPI ^ | 11/18/2005 | Staff

Posted on 11/19/2005 8:32:57 AM PST by Santiago de la Vega

Perle claimed Saudi Arabia was no ally of the United States and that the Saudi royal family had allowed terrorist ideology to flourish within its borders and beyond. He called the U.S. government`s continued friendship with the Middle East nation the result of an intelligence failure worse than that concerning the Sept. 11 attacks.

'It is one of the greatest intelligence failures of the century that the rise of extremist institutions inspired culturally and intellectually by the Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia went so unmarked,' Perle told a group at the conservative Hudson Institute. 'This seems to me a far larger intelligence failure than the failure to anticipate the details of Sept. 11 because it was a huge and highly visible trend over many years.'

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: oil; richardperle; saudiarabia; terror; wahhabism
Regime change time!

Send in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and anyone else who wants to go.

Start pumping more oil and give the money to los pobres of the Subcontinent.

The House of Saud is a sewer of corruption.

1 posted on 11/19/2005 8:32:59 AM PST by Santiago de la Vega
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To: Santiago de la Vega

Hopefully just one thing at a time, clean up Iraq and then decide if Syria or SA is next - Iran will have to be pressured to clean itself up.


2 posted on 11/19/2005 8:46:33 AM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: Santiago de la Vega

About time someone said this.

The Saudi family has about as much right to rule the entire peninsula as the Jones family has to rule Idaho. . .


3 posted on 11/19/2005 8:47:24 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: Santiago de la Vega

The problem with Saudi Arabia is Mecca and Medina. SA needs a regime change but a non-muslim nation invading it would certainly incite a true holy war.


4 posted on 11/19/2005 8:49:35 AM PST by aft_lizard (What does G-d look like then if we evolved from nothing?See Genisis Ch 1:26)
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To: Santiago de la Vega
the U.S. government`s continued friendship with the Middle East nation the result of an intelligence failure worse than that concerning the Sept. 11 attacks.

I beg to differ. There were intelligence failures prior to 911, chief among them was the failure of a disjointed federal govt.to "connect the dots."

In the case of the Saudis, I'm afraid that the dots are connected and are being overlooked due to graft and corruption in our govt.

5 posted on 11/19/2005 8:51:35 AM PST by yooling (I don't have anything nice to say...)
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To: aft_lizard

Saudi Arabia is run by a family, it is a nation named after a family.

During the Six-Day War, the Saudis, although being the guilty party, expected the US to support it against Israel. This didn't happen, unfortunately for the Saudis.

I guess that grudge is still alive...


6 posted on 11/19/2005 8:54:06 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Paladin2

Yes, we were discussing this way back there, when Afghanistan was liberated.

We were talking about the order in which the U.S. would take the WOT to their countries.


7 posted on 11/19/2005 9:05:12 AM PST by i_dont_chat (Houston, TX)
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To: aft_lizard

Well from what i have observed they have been bringing religious war to us for about three decades.
Arafat and his hacks were stealing planes and killing innocent folks for years.


9 posted on 11/19/2005 9:17:02 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Scottyboy568
Image hosted by Photobucket.com yeah, but there's 1.2BILLION Muslims in the world, and we are only fighting .001% of them... do you really want to fight them all???
10 posted on 11/19/2005 9:21:10 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: aft_lizard

The Hashemite Kingdom might be up to the task!!


11 posted on 11/19/2005 9:31:53 AM PST by bubman
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To: Santiago de la Vega
Richard Perle?

This @sshole has so utterly destroyed any shred of credibility he ever had that I'm kind of surprised to see that he still bothers to surface every now and then to spout his nonsense.

12 posted on 11/19/2005 9:34:21 AM PST by Alberta's Child (What it all boils down to is that no one's really got it figured out just yet.)
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To: Chode

Before the entry of the USA into WWI, the German ambassador tried to intimidate the Wilson administration from taking action against the Kaiser, by pointing out that there were 20 million Americans of German extraction, who would not be happy about going to war with Germany.

An administration official replied to him, that, by a lucky coincidence, we had exactly 20 million lampposts from which to hang traitors.

To bring this up to date: There's 1.2 billion muslims mad at us? By a lucky coincidence, our military posseses exactly 1.2 billion rounds of ammo.

The muslims need to start paying A LOT MORE attention to what we think of them, and A LOT LESS attention to what they think of us.


13 posted on 11/19/2005 9:43:29 AM PST by coladirienzi
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To: CondorFlight

Or the Byrd family in W VA


14 posted on 11/19/2005 9:49:49 AM PST by sono (Support Our Troops - Bring The Congressmen Home!)
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To: Santiago de la Vega

While the war in Iraq has some people scratching their heads, I think a war in SA would be greeted by almost unanimous support. The case is so easy to build - wahabism to terror, plus the money, photos of women being buried to their waists and stoned, hands chopped off, 15 Saudi 911 hijackers, high price of gas, etc. etc. You'd have to put barbed wire around the recruiting stations to keep too many Americans from signing up.


15 posted on 11/19/2005 10:38:58 AM PST by gotribe (Hillary: Accessory to Rape)
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To: coladirienzi
To bring this up to date: There's 1.2 billion muslims mad at us? By a lucky coincidence, our military posseses exactly 1.2 billion rounds of ammo.

You might have also pointed out we also have at least several million blatent loud-mouthed seditionist traitors in the country including the knee-jerk leftists on capitol hill, univ campuses, mainstream media, CAIR and the hundreds of islamic wahabbi schools across the country, and we probably have a sufficient number of lamposts that can be used for hanging same. For my money it's time to cancel the immunities. The sooner the better.

16 posted on 11/19/2005 6:42:17 PM PST by kimosabe31
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To: Alberta's Child

"This @sshole has so utterly destroyed any shred of credibility he ever had that I'm kind of surprised to see that he still bothers to surface every now and then to spout his nonsense."

Perle is just p**ed that his latest Saudi/Israeli cheque bounced. He's not particular about the signiture on the cheque.

If he ever published a tell all book he would have to pay for the printing costs out of his own pocket.

He's a PNAC hack and talking head and he is definitely not as smart as he thinks he is.

The SA kingdom is untouchable because of Oil and Mecca. It's an unfortunate reality that is never going to go away.


17 posted on 11/19/2005 6:54:46 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: beaver fever
The SA kingdom is untouchable because of Oil and Mecca. It's an unfortunate reality that is never going to go away.

Don't bet on it beaver. In the event of a serious WMD attack here in the US, Mecca may vanish. In the event Isreal gets pushed into a corner by the islamofascists and "world community", Mecca may vanish. I suspect both Mecca and Medina are on the table as "bargaining chips".

18 posted on 11/19/2005 8:07:46 PM PST by kimosabe31
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